Texas Sure Is Friendly

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052020
 

Somebody once told me I could go to a stranger’s funeral and make friends with the guy in the box by the time the preaching was over. I’m not sure if that is 100% true, but I have always believed in the old saying that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met before. […]

Feb 012020
 

When Terry and I got married we both owned three-bedroom homes. I sold my house and moved into hers, and a lot of what I moved into her place sat in a spare bedroom and the garage. Between us, we had more stuff than we’d ever need. Eighteen months later, when we decided to become […]

Big Lake Quarterback

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282020
 

Thanks to the hard work of Miss Terry, my friend Roberta Jensen, and another dear friend, Cool Judy Rinehimer, who all went above and beyond the call of duty, they completed the several stages of editing and proofing my newest book, Big Lake Quarterback, and I uploaded it to Amazon yesterday afternoon just before 4 […]

Three Quickies

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152020
 

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! When you’re as old and fat as me, nothing is ever quick. But today I thought I’d share three different quick stories from the Nick Happens files, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. *** In our first trip in our motorhome, […]

Jan 072020
 

Miss Terry and I spent more than 18 years traveling from border to border and sea to shining sea during our life as fulltime RVers, and when it was time to hang up the keys, we bought a house on Florida’s central coast. Why, you ask? What made us decide on Florida over other places […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

Holiday Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Terry’s Toy Store

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012019
 

When we first got together Terry had a collection of beautiful antique Aladdin oil lamps. I don’t know how many she had, but it was enough to be impressive when you walked in the door of her cabin. And because we lived in the high mountains of Arizona, where winter storms sometimes knocked out power […]

Up Way Too Early

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302019
 

Thanksgiving Day we left home sometime around 1:30 PM and drove 120 miles to Jacksonville, where we checked into the Hampton Inn on Beach Boulevard. This is where we prefer to stay when we are in town for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. On our first visit to Mayo, a few weeks ago we […]

Trip Home, Day #1

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. I have to keep reminding myself, with Terry’s help, that we are no longer working on the […]